WPR News
7:37 pm
Fri August 26, 2005

High Speed Rail A Wyoming Option

Laramie, Wy – It's possible that Wyoming travelers may no longer have to put their lives at risk when they drive to Denver. That's because fans of high speed rail from Cheyenne to Albuquerque are starting to get more support. Bob Briggs of Front Range Commuter Rails says the passage of a sales tax increase to build high speed passenger in the Denver area and up to Longmont, has made it possible for even more service, that could include traveling to Cheyenne. Briggs thinks such a concept could become reality in less then 15 years, depending on funding. Since there has been a documented need for highway improvements leading into Denver, Briggs hopes that officials will view high speed rail as a possible option. The plan is being endorsed by Cheyenne economic development officials.